Comparison - Honda Clarity Touring Hybrid 2018 - vs - Lexus ES 300h 2019

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
36,600
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
41,310
Updated: 
15 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
7.00gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Caviar
#2e2e2e
Eminent White Pearl
#f2f2f2
Atomic Silver
#abaab8
Sunlit Green
#8b9385
Moonbeam Beige Metallic
#a49d93
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4f5052
Matador Red Mica
#720d14
Obsidian
#090909
Nightfall Mica
#1a2d51
Silver Lining Metallic
#bbbdba

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Honda Clarity ranked #13 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Honda Clarity has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Highly efficient
Pillowy ride

Cons
Audio controls lack knobs and buttons
Timid highway passing power
Rivals are more agile

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the only version distributed nationally, is spacious, comfortable, competitively priced, and offers excellent electric range.

Pros
Comfortable mid-size sedan
Well-equipped for the price
Smooth, quiet ride
High plug-in hybrid range rating
Zero emissions for 2 of 3 models

Cons
Strange, bulbous proportions
Fuel Cell model tethered to hydrogen stations
Low range of Electric version
Only Plug-In version has five seats
Can Honda explain plug-in hybrids?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Honda Clarity range now includes plug-in hybrid and electric versions that join the Clarity Fuel Cell.Among the three versions, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid easily makes the strongest case for itself. And among the two trim levels, we say stick with the base one and forgo the Touring trim's leather seats and navigation. Options are limited to accessory items, except for the rear parking sensors that we'd suggest adding.

PROS
Comfortable, well-appointed cabin seats five people
Solid driving range in all versions except Clarity Electric
Pleasant ride quality in electric and plug-in hybrid versions

CONS
Polarizing styling
Limited availability of all but Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Touchscreen infotainment system can be cumbersome to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Lexus ES 300h Sedan models are available with a 2.5 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 215 hp, depending on engine type. The 2019 Lexus ES 300h Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.

Pros
Excellent ride quality and quiet cabin
Good fuel economy for the size and power
Comfortable and mostly upscale interior for the price
Dramatically improved technology compared to previous generation

Cons
A few interior plastics feel thin and cheap
Efficiency-first transmission doesn't match the F-Sport's character
Some controls require using the infotainment interface
Finicky infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus ES Hybrid ranked #9 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Lexus ES Hybrid has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant, cushy, and quiet cabin
Outstanding fuel economy estimates
Extensive rear-seat legroom
Silky smooth ride

Cons
Frustrating, distracting infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
44.00mpg
44.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
45.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.50L
Horsepower: 
212hp
at 5 500rpm
215hp
at 5 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
38.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.70in
195.90in
Width: 
73.90in
73.40in
Height: 
58.20in
56.90in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
37.50
Front Hip Room: 
55.80in
55.00in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.70in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.40
Rear Hip Room: 
55.60in
54.30in
Rear leg room: 
36.20in
39.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.50cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4059.00lbs
3704.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
no
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
leatherette
10 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
rear ventilation ducts
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
180 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Pioneer premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
USB connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
lane departure warning accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Navigation Package
Navigation w/Mark Levinson Audio Package
Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Triple Beam LED Headlights
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Illuminated Trunk Sill
18" Split 10-Spoke Machined Finish Wheels
Door Edge Film by 3M
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Moldings
Hands-Free Power Open and Close Trunk
Interior Options: 
Wireless Charger
Cargo Net
Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Key Gloves w/F Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Mark Levinson Audio
Wood Trim
Wood Trim w/Ambient Lighting
Key Gloves w/Lexus Logo
10.2" Head-Up Display (HUD)
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Power Rear Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Chateau, leatherette
#9e816f
Flaxen, leatherette
#997153
Black, leatherette
#252525